Toy Story Alien Themed Ice Cream Cake Arrives at Baskin-Robbins in Japan
28.June.2019 | FOOD
Baskin-Robbins Japan has unveiled its new ice cream cake based on the aliens that appear in the Toy Story franchise which it will begin serving on July 1.
Also known as the Little Green Men, the aliens first appear in the claw machine located inside Pizza Planet. These iconic characters are loved for their cute appearance and speech pattern.
The three large eyes, head and ears of these adorable cake are all made from chocolate. The mouth, which is shaped in such a way as if the alien is about to start talking about ‘The Claw,’ is made from chocolate whipped cream. The trademark uniform too is made from chocolate.
The cake is served on a colourful mat with illustrations of space, rocks and Buzz.
The cake is filled with popping candy and chocolate chips too. If you loved Toy Story 4, why not celebrate the end of the film series by sinking your claws into the adorable new alien cake from Baskin-Robbins?
Toy Story Alien Ice Cream Cake
Release Date: July 1, 2019
Price: ¥3,300 (Tax Included) *Price may vary by branch
Size: 15cm x 6cm
Official Website: https://www.31ice.co.jp/contents/flavor/index.html
Q-Pot. Releases Monsters, Inc. Collection to Celebrate Film’s 20th Anniversary
Japanese accessory brand Q-pot makes jewelry that looks like real sweets and desserts. To celebrate twenty years of the Disney Pixar film Monsters, Inc., the company is releasing an adorable new collection on November 20, 2021. Characters Sulley, Mike, Boo, Randall, and others make an appearance, so be sure to snag your favorite!
CupCake -Sulley- Necklace: ¥11,000 (Tax Included) / Bag Charm: ¥9,900 (Tax Included)
Sulley / Whipped Cream Ring: ¥7,150 (Tax Included) / Earrings: ¥7,150 each (1 piece, Tax Included)
Everyone’s favorite monster has been recreated as a cupcake topped with fluffy whipped cream!
CupCake -Mike- Necklace: ¥11,000 (Tax Included) / Bag Charm: ¥9,900 (Tax Included) / Whipped Cream Ring: ¥7,150 (Tax Included) / Earrings: ¥7,150 each (1 piece, Tax Included)
Mike’s eye was made to look like jelly, and each of these items looks almost good enough to eat.
CupCake -Boo- Necklace: ¥11,000 (Tax Included) / Bag Charm: ¥9,900 (Tax Included)
Inspired by Boo in her cute monster suit, these items were based on a red sweet potato Mont Blanc cupcake.
CupCake -Randall- Macaroon Necklace: ¥9,900 (Tax Included) / Bag Charm: ¥8,800 (Tax Included) / Transparent Macaroon Necklace: ¥9,900 (Tax Included) / Bag Charm: ¥8,800 (Tax Included)
Randall, with his white teeth peeking out of his mouth, was based on a macaroon with pure white cream. The character can change his body’s color from purple to clear, so these give fans a chance to buy their favorite!
Melt Ring: ¥13,200 (Tax Included) *Comes in sizes 11, 13, 15, 17
These rings look like melting ice cream and come in Sulley, Mike, and Randall colors. Each is carefully made with epoxy resin and handmade by craftsmen.
Mike Collection Ice Cream Candy Necklace: ¥11,000 (Tax Included) / Earrings: ¥7,700 each (1 piece, Tax Included)
Little Mikey Chocolate Earring: ¥6,600 (1 piece, Tax Included) / Charm: ¥5,500 (Tax Included)
Helmet Candy Charm: ¥5,500 (Tax Included)
Energy Tank Candy Earring: ¥6,600 (1 piece, Tax Included) / Charm: ¥5,500 (Tax Included)
Disney Story Dreamed by Q-pot. Monsters, Inc. Collection
Release Date: November 20, 2021
Where to Buy: Q-pot. Locations/Q-pot. Online Shop/Shop Disney
*Release date and product specifications are subject to change. No layaway, pickup, or delivery requests by phone on the first day of release. On November 20, purchase is limited to one of each item per person.
Q-pot. Shop List: https://www.q-pot.jp/shoplist/
Q-pot. Online Shop: https://shop.q-pot.jp/
Disney Harvest Market Announces Christmas Menu and Holiday Merchandise
Located on the 7th floor of Shibuya Hikarie, Disney Harvest Market by Cafe Company is a must-visit spot for Disney fans. Starting November 10, the location will begin selling special Christmas-themed food items, as well as limited-edition holiday goods!
Christmas Limited-Edition Afternoon Tea Party Christmas Card (Not for Sale)
Special Christmas Plate: ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
Salted Koji Chicken and Vegetable Pot-au-feu with low-sugar Bread: ¥2,530 (Tax Included)
Limited-Edition Wrapping Paper L (15 Sheets): ¥660 (Tax Included) / S (30 Sheets): ¥440 (Tax Included) / Paper Napkins: ¥770 (Tax Included)
Harvest Statue Plushie (Pre-Orders Now Available) L: ¥9,680 (Tax Included) / M: ¥6,380 (Tax Included) / S: 4,180 (Tax Included)
This limited-time Christmas menu is meant to appeal to both children and adults alike and is filled with Disney magic. The theme this time is ‘4 Steps for the Future,’ which reminds the chefs to take salt, sugar, oil, and calories into account while designing the perfect healthy dishes. The most popular menu item since the restaurant’s opening is the Afternoon Tea Party, which is now available in a Christmas version. Those who order it will receive a Christmas card with an original harvest design. The Chicken and Vegetable Pot-au-feu contain heaps of seasonal winter veggies, while the Special Christmas Plate is a perfect sweet snack for after dinner.
The 2.7-meter tall statue of Mickey Mouse on display in the store will also be completely decked out in Christmas decorations, so don’t miss out! Pre-orders for the Harvest Statue Plushie will be available on the e-commerce site starting November 10, with items shipping between December 20 and December 23, 2021.
Disney Harvest Market by Cafe Company
Address: Shibuya Hikarie 7F (2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya City, Tokyo)
Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Last Orders at 19:00)
*Open until 21:00 on Weekends and Holidays (Last Orders at 20:00)
E-Commerce Site: https://d-harvestmarket-shop.com/
Official Site: https://d-harvestmarket.com/
TRUFULL TOKYO Releases First Truffle Ice Cream
08.November.2021 | FOOD
Truffles aren’t something most people eat every day, but TRUFULL TOKYO wants to change that. The casual truffle brand wants to combine this luxury ingredient with simple dishes to make it easier to chow down on this tasty treat more often, and now, their first product release has been announced! TRUFULL ICE CREAM, playfully created by a French chef, aims to give people a new view of what food can be.
The truffles aren’t the only thing that makes this ice cream special. The milk used to create it is gathered at Zao Provence Farm in Miyagi prefecture in the morning and processed the exact same day! After the ice cream is made, it is mixed with plenty of French black truffles, making a flavor like no other.
The upscale TRUFULL ICE CREAM, a perfect dessert for the discerning adult, is available at CARBON COFFEE in Fukuoka.
TRUFULL ICE CREAM
Release Date: November 15, 2021
Price: ¥500 for 120ml cup (Tax Included)
Where to Buy: CARBON COFFEE
Address: Royal Building 1F 1-2-34 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Official Online Store: Scheduled to Open November 15
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trufull_tokyo/ (@trufull_tokyo)
Official Site: https://trufulltokyo.com/
Baskin-Robbins to Collaborate with Pompompurin for a Limited Time
01.November.2021 | FOOD
Sanrio character Pompompurin is taking over Baskin-Robbins locations throughout Japan for the entire month of November!
Custard Pudding Flavor
Pompompurin’s Friendly Sundae
Pompompurin’s Smiley Sundae
Pompompurin’s Variety Box Set
Pompompurin’s Variety Box Set
Sanrio Characters Ice Cream Cake
Sanrio Characters Christmas Cake
Original Sanrio Freezer Bag
Pompompurin products will be available during the month of November, while Cinnamoroll will be the focus during December.
The Custard Pudding features a blend of mild and rich custard ice cream and bittersweet caramel ice cream. Those ordering double scoops should check out the cup’s design, available in two patterns: one features Pompompurin in a Baskin-Robbins uniform, while the other displays Sanrio characters relaxing and chowing down on ice cream together. Those wanting to enjoy their sweets at home can grab the variety box, packed with Sanrio goodness. A limited quantity of fluffy blankets will be available at participating locations.
Pompompurin’s Ice Cream Shop
Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream
Running: November 1 – November 30, 2021
Official Site: https://www.31ice.co.jp/
Maison de FLEUR Launches Disney Collection to Celebrate 80 Years of Dumbo
Japanese accessories brand Maison de FLEUR is celebrating the 80th anniversary of Dumbo with some adorable new items! These will only be available on the shop’s e-commerce website STRIPE CLUB until November 7, 2021.
Dumbo Double Ribbon Tote Bag: ¥5,819 (Tax Included)
Dumbo Drawstring Bag: ¥3,949 (Tax Included)
Dumbo Side Pocket Tote Bag: ¥6,149 (Tax Included)
Dumbo Pouch: ¥3,949 (Tax Included)
Dumbo Square Pouch: ¥3,949 (Tax Included)
The items are perfect to use for daily activities, with coloring inspired by the grayish-blue shade of the titular elephant character. Dumbo’s pink ears are made of extra fluffy material to make the items even cuter. The Double Ribbon Tote Bag also features Timothy, Dumbo’s mouse friend.
Which item do you find the most adorable?
Disney Characters Chip & Dale Getting Limited-Time Cafe in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya
Everyone’s favorite chipmunk brothers Chip & Dale will be in the spotlight at a new limited-time cafe coming to Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya! The theme of the cafe is ‘always together,’ and fans of Disney duo can look forward to a healthy menu filled with fruits and nuts, along with some original goods!
Those who make a reservation in advance will receive one random original lunch mat (4 varieties)
Best Friends Hide & Seek Plate
Chip’s Mushroom Gratin Plate
Everyone’s Favorite Acorn Stew
Chip’s Chocolate Smoothie (right) / Dale’s Caramel Smoothie (left)
Those who order from the drink menu will receive one random acrylic stand coaster (4 varieties)
Acrylic Keychain (8 varieties, random)
Acrylic Magnet (4 varieties, random)
Mask Case (5 varieties, random) / Sticker (4 varieties, random)
Reuseable Shopping Bag
Pouch *On sale starting October 22
Mini Towel / Cushion
Though Chip and Dale may disagree sometimes, the two are always together. This cafe invites those who love these two characters to enjoy some healthy dishes, all meeting Disney’s guidelines for nutritional content and low salt and sugar. Be sure to grab some cute goods only available at the cafe!
Chip & Dale OH MY CAFÉ
OH MY CAFE TOKYO
Running: October 22, 2021 – January 1, 2022
Address: Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku 3F (4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
OH MY CAFE OSAKA
Running: October 6 – November 16, 2021
Address: 2F 1-6-1 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
kawara CAFE&KITCHEN Nagoya PARCO
Running: October 14 – November 23, 2021
Nagoya PARCO South Building 5F (3-29-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya)
*Event period subject to change.
Official Site: https://alwaystogether.ohmycafe.jp
Love Live! Superstar!! Collaborates with ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY, Available in 8 Stores Nationwide
The original roll ice cream speciality store ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY will be collaborating with anime Love Live! Superstar!! for a limited time between September 25 and October 21 2021, available at eight stores nationwide. During the event, you will be able to buy character themed roll ice cream, drinks, and original merchandise. The collaboration start date varies by store.
Liella! themed roll ice cream
Social media campaign
Free original coasters (randomly picked from 12 designs)
Roll Ice Cream Factory is a dessert and roll ice specialty store from New York that opened in Harajuku in 2017. It’s delicious and colourful, attracting plenty of customers with their products – the longest queue recorded by the shop was seven hours long!
Love Live! Superstar!!, which is based on Harajuku, is now collaborating with the Harajuku-Omotesando store Roll Ice Cream Factory. The multimedia project is the latest from the Love Live! School Idol series, with an anime airing every Sunday on NHK E TV from July 2021. This new collaboration is based on the theme colors and favorite foods of five Love Live! Superstar!! members, with a menu of limited roll ice cream and drinks available to order. From strawberry and vanilla to matcha, there is plenty of variety in the special menu. Each ice cream and cold drink comes with a collaboration pick.
For people thinking “I can’t eat that much at once,” vouchers are available to purchase which allow you to buy collaboration merchandise at any time throughout the campaign. In addition to the cold drinks, two hot drinks will be available for takeout and served in collaboration takeout bags. If you’re feeling chilly, these drinks will warm you right up! You will also be offered a fun themed coaster to use during the campaign. A free collaboration coaster will be provided with every item on the collaboration menu, picked randomly from 12 designs. A selection of limited goods are also available in store and a social media campaign to win collaboration posters is currently ongoing, so be sure to check it out.
Love Live! Superstars!! x Roll Ice Cream Factory
Availability: September 25 ~ October 21 2021
September 25: Harajuku-Omotesando, Osaka-Dotonbori
September 26: Shizuoka PARCO, Kobe MARUI
September 27: Ion Mall Tokushima, Nagasaki Huisten Bosch, AMU PLAZA Kagoshima
September 28: AMU PLAZA Miyazaki
※The collaboration start date may vary depending on the store.
Follow & Share Social Media Campaign
Availability: September 25 ~ October 21 2021
Five limited edition collaboration posters are available to give away.
Eight stores participating: Harajuku-Omotesando, Osaka-Dotonbori, Shizuoka PARCO, Ion Mall Tokushima, Kobe MARUI, Nagasaki Huisten Bosch, AMU Plaza Kagoshima)
Winners will be contacted via Instagram and Twitter direct messages.
Official site: https://rollicecreamfactory.com
‘Disney Cats & Dogs Exhibition’ at Matsuya Ginza Reveals the Secrets of Disney’s Animal Productions
While ‘animals’ are one of Disney’s forever-themes, ‘dogs and cats’ are special amongst them for being like family to us humans. The upcoming ‘Disney Cats & Dogs Exhibition,’ held at Event Square on the 8th floor of Matsuya Ginza between December 1 and December 25, explores the charms of Disney’s beloved pets.
Mickey & Friends Pluto
Lady and the Tramp
The movie ‘Bambi’ was an opportunity for Disney to challenge the tough task of “animals expressing themselves, while maintaining a realistic drawing style.” The crew invited animals into the studio, studying their anatomy and muscles to ensure a sense of realism. The characters were successfully drawn in an expressive way which captivated audiences, leading Disney to produce a large number of animal animations throughout its history. The exhibition will introduce visitors to the evolution and innovation of Disney’s animal animation, along with the trial and error that it took to successfully draw animals expressing their feelings. The event is full of iconic Disney animals such as Pluto, the 101 Dalmations, Lady and the Tramp, and The Aristocats – It’s almost as if you’ve fallen straight into a Disney movie!
The exhibition will showcase a wide collection of over 300 digital and archived works, provided by the Animation Research Library, which hosts, digitizes, and archives everything related to Disney animation. Pieces that could be damaged if removed from storage, such as original watercolor paintings and pastel illustrations, are digitized and exhibited for the world to enjoy in a scale much larger than the original, allowing guests to see the details in each piece of art. This unique digital aspect is one of the highlights of the exhibition.
You won’t want to miss out on this exhibition which features some of the most impressive dogs and cats in all of Disney works; You can laugh at Mickey’s friend Pluto as he features in some of Disney’s earliest gag animations, marvel at the romance of Lady and the Tramp, be thrilled by the dramatic escape from Cruella’s magical hands in 101 Dalmations, and even take in both the beauty of Paris and the cuteness of kitten Marie from the Aristocats.
Walt Disney himself was known for being a huge dog lover, spending his childhood with his family and their dog. This ‘Cats and Dogs’ themed exhibition will showcase characters with expressions and gestures that reflect Disney’s affection and familiarity with the animals.
Why not go walkies around the ‘Disney Cats & Dogs’ exhibition?
Disney Cats & Dogs Exhibition
Duration: December 1 ~ December 25 2021
Location: Matsuya Ginza 8F Event Square
Address: 3-6-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Entry Fee: Adult ¥1,100 / High School Student ¥900 (¥700), Elementary and Middle School Students: ¥500 (¥400)
*Number in brackets is the advance ticket purchase price.
Advance tickets can be purchased through Lawson Ticket between mid-October and November 30.
Official Site: https://www.matsuya.com/ginza/
Zoff Announces New Disney Collection Glasses for 20th Anniversary
16.September.2021 | FASHION
Glasses brand Zoff has released a new collection titled the “Disney Collection Zoff 20th Anniversary Line,” featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse motifs. The collection will be released on September 17 2021 in Zoff stores nationwide and online.
Mickey Mouse Model
Minnie Mouse Model
Case, Glasses Cloth
The very first Zoff store opened 20 years ago. To mark the occasion, a selection of commemorative glasses will be available in their Disney collection, featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse. The pair are dressed up more than usual, seemingly invited to a fun party. The design is special and full of details, as are all of the models in the Disney Collection.
Be sure to check out these special frames, with their charming Disney features!
Disney Collection Zoff 20th Anniversary Line
Release Date: September 17, 2021
Price ¥11,100 (Tax Incl., Set Lens Incl.)
Availability: Zoff Stores (Excl. Outlets), Zoff Online Store, Zoff Rakuten Store, Zoff ZOZOTOWN, I Lumine (Scheduled)
Official Site: https://www.zoff.co.jp/
Experience “Love” with All Five Senses at Disney Princess Exhibition, Visiting Fukuoka, Osaka in 2022
The WHAT IS LOVE? -Sparkling Secrets of the Princess’ World- exhibition, based on “Courage and Kindness” and held to commemorate the Global Princess Celebration, is currently touring in Tokyo and Nagoya. The event has announced that the next venue will be in the Fukuoka Asian Museum from January 2, 22. The exhibit will be held in Osaka in Summer 2022.
In addition, the Disney Princess Exhibition VR, currently being held at Docomo Shop D Garden in Nagoya, will move to the Docomo Shop Grand Front in Osaka from September 12, 2021, with ticket reservations currently being accepted.
Original Goods Samples
Earl Gray Tea: ¥1,296 (Tax Included)
2 Pocket Mirror File (A4, Key Visual): ¥462 (Tax Included)
Framed Poster (A3, Princess Aurora) ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Room Fragrance (Jasmine) ¥5,280 (Tax Included)
The concept of the exhibition is WHAT IS LOVE, reflecting the title. At the exhibition, you can learn more about the “Love” that made each Princess shine throughout their story, featuring 12 Princesses: Snow White from Snow White, Cinderella from Cinderella, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Jasmine from Aladdin, Pocahontas from Pocahontas, Mulan from Mulan, Tina from Princess and the Frog, Rapunzel from Tangled, Merida from Brave, and Moana from Moana.
The exhibition consists of six areas where you can experience “Love” as taught by Disney Princess, using video, digital technology, music, and fragrances to stimulate all five senses. By experiencing the exhibition, your own world will begin to shine as you learn more about the various types of “Love” that can be felt towards your soulmate, family, friends, and yourself.
A selection of popular exhibition original goods are currently on sale at the Tokyo venue (Shibuya Marui) and the Nagoya venue (JR Nagoya Takashimaya). They can also be purchased through the official online shop, so don’t miss out!
WHAT IS LOVE? ~Sparkling Secrets of the Princess’ World~
Venue: Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Planning Gallery
Duration: January 2 ~ March 27, 2022
*Admission fees and ticket sales information will be announced in future.
*The addition of a VR exhibition is unconfirmed
Date: Summer 2022
Online shop: https://store.plusmember.jp/princessexhibition/
Disney’s Winnie The Pooh to Celebrate 95th Anniversary at Ginza MITSUKOSHI
A special shop will be opened in Ginza’s MITSUKOSHI mall between September 15 and 27 to celebrate the 95th anniversary of Disney’s Winnie The Pooh. There will be a variety of limited projects and free gifts to mark the occasion, including MITSUKOSHI ISETAN pre-sale products, daily presents, and even limited tumblers!
There will also be a photo corner set up for you to take photos with Winnie The Pooh himself.
MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Pre-Sale/ MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Limited Magnet: ¥495 (Tax Included)
MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Pre-Sale/ MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Limited Can Mirror: ¥495 (Tax Included)
MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Pre-Sale/ Event Limited Key Holder: ¥935 (Tax Included)
MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Pre-Sale/ Event Limited Mascot Ball Pen: ¥715 (Tax Included)
The first 500 customers spending over ¥2,200 will receive an original sticker that changes daily.
The first 500 customers spending over ¥11,000 will receive an original stainless tumbler.
Ginza MITSUKOSHI Limited Winnie The Pooh Photo Spot
Make sure to check out these adorable Winnie The Pooh items as he celebrates his 95th anniversary!
mc. ©DISNEY. Based on the “Winnie the Pooh”works by A.A. MiIne and E.H Shepard.
DISNEY WINNIE THE POOH FESTIVAL
Duration: September 15 ~ 27, 2021
Location: Ginza MITSUKOSHI New Building 7F Event Venue
The MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Online Store opens at 10:00AM on September 15: https://www.mistore.jp/shopping/feature/shops_f3/winnie_the_pooh_sp
Official Site: https://www.mistore.jp/shopping/
Trailer for Star Wars Anime Project ‘Star Wars: Visions’ Releases Worldwide
25.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME
The anime Star Wars anthology Star Wars: Visions is coming to Disney Plus on September 22, and ahead of release, a more detailed trailer has been released to excited audiences worldwide. Seven of Japan’s leading animation studios are participating in the highly-anticipated project, which will tell nine new stories from the Star Wars universe. Each studio will bring their own unique vision to the epic space opera, and fans worldwide have been blown away by the new teaser footage.
While details on the nine stories are still scarce, the global trailer does feature some of the show’s voice actors: English audiences recognized actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and David Harbour, while the Japanese trailer featured such well-known performers as Masako Nozawa, Yuichi Nakamura, Junya Enoki, Yuma Uchida, Daisuke Hirakawa, and Hiroyuki Yoshino.
The project aims to introduce Japanese anime and pop culture to the world in a new way. The trailer contains fantastical lightsaber battles and unique characters along with memorable moments from the films, including the famous line “May the Force be with you.” Fans around the world are raising their expectations for the explosive final product.
Global Trailer (In Japanese with English Subtitles)
English Dubbed Trailer (In English with Japanese Subtitles)
Below is a list of the animated shorts featured in Star Wars: Visions, as well as the contributing studio:
The Duel – Kamikaze Douga
Lop and Ochō – Geno Studio (Twin Engine)
Tatooine Rhapsody – Studio Colorido (Twin Engine)
The Twins – Trigger
The Elder – Trigger
The Village Bride – Kinema Citrus
Akakiri – Science Saru
T0-B1 – Science Saru
The Ninth Jedi – Production IG
George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, has cited Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, and Japanese culture as a whole, as a great influence on his works. The executive producer of Star Wars: Visions, James Waugh, calls the project ‘a love letter from Lucasfilm to Japan, the country that gave the world anime culture.’
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Star Wars: Visions
Release Date: September 22, 2021 on Disney+